The story of Clairene Terry and Raul Bravo is presented by Encore.org in partnership with StoryCorps, “America’s oral history project.”
Every month, as part of this collaboration, Encore.org showcases a recording from the StoryCorps archives, featuring older adults using their passion, experience and wisdom to benefit others.
Today, 23-year-old Raul Bravo is an auto mechanic at a car dealership in Chicago.
Back when he started high school, Raul never thought he’d have a career working on cars.
But then Raul met Clairene Terry, an Automotive Technology teacher at Schurz high school.
At StoryCorps, Raul told Clairene just how close to dropping out he was when he enrolled in her class.
Click below to listen.
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